Appointed: Independent non-executive director on 1 October 2011.
Board committee memberships:
Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee (Chairperson)
Remuneration and Human Resources Committee
Ambassador Nozipho January-Bardill has extensive experience in both the local and international public and private sectors. Besides Anglo Gold Ashanti, she also serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards of Credit Suisse Securities and Mercedes Benz South Africa, and as senior adviser to the United Nations Women’s Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme. Before serving as a director of companies Nozipho was appointed to the MTN Group as head of corporate affairs and spokesperson, and served on multiple boards of operations in the MTN Footprint. Prior to MTN she was the Ambassador of Switzerland, Lichtenstein and the Holy See (Vatican) and the deputy director of human capital management in the South African Department of Foreign Affairs (now DIRCO). She has worked in leadership positions in a number of non-governmental organisations and recently completed 12 years of service on the United Nations Committee for the elimination of racial discrimination. Human rights, social justice, sustainable development and ethical governance remain a central interest in every aspect of Nozipho’s life.